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RARER THAN DIAMONDS By Bart Wolffe
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Reading this story makes one feel that every young teenager should have the chance to experience the African wilderness and its savage beauty and excitement. - Set in the Okavango Delta, here is a... More > tale of life and death, the fragile thread that binds us all together. A true rarity , a spell-binding gem of a book to leave children wide-eyed everywhere.< Less
WORM HEAD By Bart Wolffe
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"The idea that the 'insane' and the 'mad' may well have the true insights that the 'sane' do not has a long pedigree (especially when the 'sane' represent the ranks of officialdom). Bart... More > Wolffe's novel features an everyman by the name of John Citizen incarcerated in a Harare lunatic asylum sometime in the 1990's. An alien worm by the name of Varg has invaded John's brain. Varg is the repository of secrets far ahead of our time. As he yields them to John, the latter fears for his sanity. The dim-witted and time-serving beaurocratic representatives of officialdom take him to be insane and commit him to an asylum. As time progresses, John's emotional and psychological delirium clears as he comes to understand his condition. The relationship between parasite and host is transformed into a partnership. In an act of pure altruism, the worm literally turns against its own alien masters and facilitates John's relationship with a psychiatric nurse who provides his redemption. Franco Henwood, for THE ZIMBABWEAN< Less
Who's for Fish? By Bart Wolffe
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Enjoy the feast! - This compendium of flavours designed to whet the appetite of poetry-lovers comes from the pen of Bart Wolffe. It covers journeys, places, experiences and relationships in a... More > distinctly unique voice and is designed to intoxicate the senses of language-gourmets everywhere.< Less
WAKING DREAMS By Bart Wolffe
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Poetry is the process of dreaming in words. Like dreams, it often defies the boundaries of convention in language and speaks in metaphor, in images, in feelings that seem to surpass the constraints... More > of logic. It touches an inner nerve and evokes vision, a state of mind that breaks the routine of our daily lives. This collection of poems attempts to speak from inside these loose and sometimes random connections to the world outside and within, to find an alternate impression for sound and thought and meaning. It gives resonance and creates echoes of memory and places and spaces of imagination far removed from the common view of daily existence and helps us escape through the mind of the poet.< Less
AFRICA DREAM THEATRE By Bart Wolffe
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Well recognised as the leading light in one-man shows in Zimbabwe, here is a collection of the majority of Bart Wolffe's published works for the stage including three two-handers, a thrilling mix of... More > thirteen dramatic pieces with male and female parts that all have a common quality: an intimate exploration of the human condition in the most unique assembly of characters for performance you could possibly ever meet. They are all plays designed to travel, without much fuss, low-cost productions with maximum impact, in comedy and drama, satires and absurdist theatre pieces, physical theatre also; these plays have been performed throughout Southern Africa and in London, Edinburgh and Dublin, used for masterclasses and workshops, for festivals and for main stage venues right through to intimate and private performances in people's homes.< Less
Dust of Eden By Bart Wolffe
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Re-tracing the journey back to a forbidden garden, here is a subtly rich feast of sense and language that rediscovers lost love and innocence. A timeless work, of lyrical beauty and forgotten... More > eloquence, to complement the selective library of all who enjoy poetry with profound passion.< Less
SUNSTROKE By Bart Wolffe
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A radio comedy in the style of a "Faulty Towers" somewhere in Africa, the Mahobohobo Lodge; the Jones Family who manage it, along with their staff, Shumba, Dr Bugs, a stuffed crocodile... More > called "Smiler", Hunters and Greenies, vegetarians and meat-eaters, animals of all kinds, French fashion models and a gay Safari guide, whacky, a walk on the Wild side, wonderfully zany and stupendously silly stuff full of belly-button laughter.< Less
Changing Skins By Bart Wolffe
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Illustrated nature poetry designed to seduce the reader, "Changing Skins" leads visitors to the wonders and wilderness of Africa, it creatures and its colours, its thunderstorms, its... More > drought, its blood songs and beauty. This is the second printing of this book with new poems now included. Used in schools and by the tourist industry, "Changing Skins" beckons the reader better than any travel brochure could. "This collection is about Zimbabwe, its diversity, its richness, its spell-binding beauty and intrinsic sadness. It is about what the Jesuit poet Gerald Manley Hopkins called "dappled things" and Bart Wolffe, musically and magically shows them to us..." Trevor Grundy, Editor Travel News 1995.< Less
The Stones of SomeWhere By Bart Wolffe
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These are poems written in the past few years of a personal displacement from Africa to England to Germany and back to England, from a loss of language, family, friends and identity to the struggle... More > to find new roots again and again. The Russian philosopher, Uspensky, said "when a man loses his references, he goes insane." This collection deals with that particular and peculiar situation that all enforced emigrants experience and echo what is usually left unsaid. Currently, there are several million Zimbabweans living as semi-refugees, chased from their homeland either by fear or by neccessity for survival. The work in this book goes below the surface to that country of the mind all aliens inhabit, the place without borders or where the rites of passage are not passports, papers or documents but survival and the search for reason and new meaning.< Less
THE CRUSOE MORALITY By Bart Wolffe
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A perfect set of poems written with delightful irony, depicting loneliness, relationships, regrets. This neat collection employs the metaphor of Robinson Crusoe with a fresh and original approach to ... More > the absurdities of life. A most enjoyable read, an ideal little gift of a book to treasure.< Less